Dinosaur World
General infomation
Creator BBC
Asylum Entertainment Ltd
Specs and requirements Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista[note 1]
Date of release June 2001[1]
Travel back in time and meet the Jurassic giants roaming a 3D dinosaur landscape.
It's an old favourite - the game inspired by the groundbreaking computer animation of the BBC TV series Walking with Dinosaurs.

Dinosaur World is a first-person video game developed by the BBC and Asylum Entertainment Ltd. It is free to download and play, and can be downloaded here.

It is a spin-off of Episode 2 of Walking with Dinosaurs ("Time of the Titans") and the special The Ballad of Big Al. The main point of the game is to find all the animals and plants, including several location features, that are distributed in five different zones.


The player must travel through five different Jurassic location to find and register various different dinosaurs, plants, locations and landmarks.

The player can set a limited amount of cameras down anywhere, which serve as a way to instantly teleport back to a camera location. The player can also 'ride' any dinosaur.

Known bugs and glitchesEdit



Windows key and shortcut combinations alt-tab and ctrl-tab cause application to crash. Cannot be fixed.
Long load times (over 1 minute) may be experienced on some base case setups. Cannot be fixed.
Dinosaurs occasionally slide a short distance, usually when stopping. Occasional lack of realism which cannot be improved.
Allosaurs occasionally intersect with Diplodocus. Occasional lack of realism which cannot be improved.
Extremities of diplodocus occasionally intersect with the landscape. Occasional lack of realism which cannot be improved.
There are occasional discontinuities between animations on the creatures. Occasional lack of realism which cannot be improved.
There is occasional short 'freezing' of animation on Allosaurs. Occasional lack of realism which cannot be improved.
On certain 8MB cards, the graphics may not be displayed properly as drivers for these cards do not exist to support all the rendering features supplied. The artefacts that can occur result from drivers not being updated to cope with advanced rendering features.
Stuttering audio (PIMC error 7) on system 56 (PIII 550MHz 128MB, TNT2 16MB graphics, Windows ME). Condition was improved by installing the low-spec version of the software.
PIMC error number 25, 26 - not working on system 47 (PII 350MHz, 64MB, Hercules 8MB graphics, win98gold). Not known if this still happens with final version. Could be an oddity of this particular PC.
Black 'mirage' effects on the landscape. This is a particular bug in the 12.41 nvidia driver, which is removed by updating to a later driver.
Crashing on running the application after it has already been run once - this may happen with Windows 2000. Where observed has been solved by updating the graphics driver.
Radeon card problem (and related reports). Fix in place but not tested.
Crash on system 54 when going straight into explore (PIMC error 29). Not repeated here. However, if it does happen, it can be avoided by waiting to hear the instructions at start up.
Sequencing errors in news events. Fixed, although may occur if "cheats" used.
Allosaurus attacks in Salt Lake will be made more successful. Improved.
Getting stuck behind Allosaurus by nest in Forest. Rare scenario - not fixed.
Leaves in mid air in crater roughly between bones and dragonfly perch. Minor visual detail - not fixed.
Experiment mode will have large and small diplodocus, only small ones get killed. Done.
Possible to walk through certain trees. Improved - not a serious problem.

List of dinosaursEdit

Actual dinosaursEdit

Other animalsEdit

List of locationsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Not noted on the BBC website, though it does work on the system.